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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 4, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Horns MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME VOL LXIl Associated and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4 1955 This Paper Consists oi Two One No 2S Israel Egypt in 3rd Day of Fighting i i May Offer Sales Tax Hike Repeal During Special Legislative Session Extra Half Per Cent Irks Hoegh Boost May Hurt Party DES MOINES Iff Gov Le Hoegh said Friday he might as the Iowa Legislature if it is con vened late next year to conside tax revision to repeal the nc and extra half per cent stat sales tax I have always been dedicate against the sales tax increase a though 1 had to take it when was enacted by the 1955 Legis the governor continuec 1 had preferred a substantial in crease in the income tax Bigger Yield I would ask repeal of the sale tax increase only if sufficient rev enue is collected by the time c a special session for tax revisio late next year It appears tha the increase will yield more than we The Iowa Tax Study committe is expected to make recommenda tions about next Sept 1 for ta revision The act which create the committee called for a specia session of the Legislature as soon as the committee reports Hoeg has said repeatedly that he wil call one then He said he had discussed tin salcs tax repeal proposal with Re publican leaders at the recentl completed series of offtherec ord GOP congressional distric strategy meetings Party Liability While Hoegh did not disclose the reaction at the meetings some o his fellow Republicans believe the sales tax increase is a party lia bility particularly along the Ne braska and Minnesota borders Those states do not have sales taxes The 1955 Legislature boosted the sales tax from 2 to 2Vi per cent effective last July i for the two year period ending June 30 1957 It was when the in crease was voted that sales tax revenue would raise an additiona 25 per cent The result of the boost will not begin to show up until late this month That is be cause the tax collected in the JulySeptember quarter is jusl now coming in in volume Hoegh has said that he might also include in his call for a spe cial tax revision legislative ses sion a proposal for rcapportion ment of the Legislature Two Persons Killed in Highway Crash North of Wever BURLINGTON Burlington woman and her teenage son were injured fatally in the collision of two cars south of here Thursday night while they were enroute to a church supper at Denmark Iowa The dead arc Mrs Richard Kemp 56 and James Kemp 14 Mrs Kemp was dead when author ities arrived at the scene of the crash at the junction of Highways 61 and 16 10 miles south of Bur lington James died later in ahos pital Mrs Kemps husband 54 and Robert Coles 23 of Burlington were hospitalized with serious in juries Highway patrolmen said the Coles car pulled on to Highway 61 from No 16 and turned north in front of the Kemp automobile which was heading south SAME Kick death In pail Zi State Thermometers Due to Take FAST CLIMB UPWARDS DES MOINES Iowa was warming up again Friday after two days of cold weather in which the temperatures dropped to the lowest points of the season thus far Friday afternoon readings were expected to be in the 50s and upper 60s wind shifted into the south Thursday night and the tempera began moving upward during the Friday mornings tows ranged from 17 degrees at Waterloo and Mason City to 30 at Council Bluffs Thursdays high for the state was 45 at Council Bluffs Temperatures were not expected to drop below freeiing Friday night except in the northeast part of the state The mild weather was due to continue through the weekend although a minor drop in readings was the outlook for Sunday tn its longrange forecast the weather bureau said Iowas tern peratures would average slightly below normal during the next five days Precipitation was expected to be light Howard Co Courthouse Bond Issue Defeated bond issue for a new courthouse in Howard County failed to pass Thursday at a special election The total vote 1 the countys 19 precincts was Yes and No ville A 60 per cent affirmative vote vas needed to carry the bond is sue for replacing the 76yearol courthouse here George Woods chairman of the ounty board of supervisors saic Friday that the board would g ahead with a remodeling program n the spring Money from the gen eral funds according to Woods will be used in the project to re uvenate the courthouse building However rewiring of the build The bond issue carried in the three Cresco precincts 674 to 376 but did not carry in a single precinct in the remainder of the county which includes E 1 m a Chester Springs Protivin and part of Rice to Close Brown Church Fete NASHUA The Little Brown Church in the Vale will cap its cen tennial celebration Friday night with a lantern procession and an address by the Rev Judson Fie biger Grinnell state superintend ent of Congregational churches It was 100 years ago Friday Nov 4 1855 that the trustees of the church first met and organized in the school house at Bradford Friday nights program which aegins at 8 oclock will conclude a series of special anniversary events according to the Rev Glen Utterback pastor The Rev Edward Day Clear Lake will bring greetings to the church from the North Iowa Assn of Congregational Churches Greet ngs will foe brought from the five churches whose beginnings were sponsored by the church in the vale They are the Congrega tional churches at Nashua Charles ng will begin chairman said immediately The contract the for he project was let last spring bu vork was held off until after the election Smith Brothers Cresco lave the contract The wiring had been declared j irehazard by former state fire marshal Zack T Cook It was the second time a bond ssue had been turned down to re place the courthouse A Grand Jury report in 1937 called for a new courthouse but the voters of the Bounty turned down the proposal at a special election in 1938 Federal Aid for All Public Schools Called Necessary DES MOINES A nationally nown educator says federal aid to ublic schools is necessary to pro ide a fair distribution of educa ional opportunity to the nations outh Arthur F Corey San Francisco xecutive secretary of the Califor ia Teachers declared hursday night that every child n America has the right to have ccess to a competent He told the 101st annual conven ion of the Iowa State Education issn that this can be accom lishcd only through a national pro ram of professional accredita ion and federal financial assist L L Woodruff Burlington pres dent of the ISEA executive board old the convention establishment f the new Iowa Board of Public nslruction was one of the best orwardlooking pieces of iegisla on of the past several years in owa He said education is largely dependent upon the deliberations f our Legislature and challenged 11 teachers to become public rela ons agents for their own schools Clark Gables Wife Loses Expected Baby HOLLYWOOD WlClark Gables ife the former Kay Williams preckcls has lost the baby she as expecting next May Mrs Gable suffered influenza hree weeks ago and was still weakened condition She aken to ospital in was Hollywood Presbyterian Wednesday night Her hysician said Thursday she should e able to return home in a day r two City and Colwell and two other churches at Floyd and Horton ivhich since have changed denom nation A hymn sing will be included in the program during which the im mortal hymn Little Brown will be sung WILL REMEMBERED OKLAHOMA CITY Iff Okla homa Friday observed the birthday of the late Will Rogers West Gives Vote Plans forGermany Proposal Has Three Points GENEVA W The Western al lies asked Russia Friday to agree to German reunification by free nationwide elections next Septem ber under fourpower control The United States Britain and France confronted Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov with this specific demand in Friday after noons session of the Big Four For eign Ministers Conference The elections would according to this proposal choose an all German National Assembly which would draft a new constitution for the entire country and name a new government to replace the exist ing regimes at Bonn and Berlin The new allGerman govern ment would then negotiate a gen ral peace settlement with the vic tors in World War II Joint Project U S Secretary of State John Foster Dulles British Foreign Sec retary Harold MacMillan and French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay introduced their joint pro ject as a companion piece to the Westernproposal on European se curity filed last week Their threepoint plan called for nternational supervision of the nationwide balloting to guarantee iberty of expression and vote in the choice of the new national parliament The West called for almost im mediate Appointment of a four nan international commission ne member named by each of the our prepare an elec ion law prepare for the elections ind to oversee the actual ballot v LE8AUQN HAIFA ISRAEL Tfl AVJV Jaffa JERUSALEM1 ng The Western ministers said his commission should make its nitial report to the Big Four by next January Election Law Labelled a first step toward German reunification the West ern proposal urged 1 Free and secret ballot through ut Germany in September 1956 o choose a new allGerman Na ional Assembly which would first Iraft a constitution for all Ger many and select an allGerman government 2 A fourpower commission ne member named by each o he Big Four powers which vould prepare in consultation vith German experts the election aw for this nationwide balloting 3 The commission would be ap Ointcd in immediate future room ROOM FOR TWO AND A TUBATheres not much Wlll to swing a baton but enough to squeeze two members of the Air Force band and a tuba in this Germanmade Isetta In the car at Washington D is Col George Howard conductor of the band who sits behind the swiveltype steering column and M Sgt Edward Grace Howards car is a onecylinder front entrance machine SKIRMISH of new fighting in the Gaza strip are El Sabba checkpost claimed by both sides and El Auja also the scene of Thursdays bloody war fare IsraelEgypt Strife Blamed on Russians U S Faced With Fateful Decision WASHINGTON UP Unite States officials Friday blamed Rus sia for the latest EgyptianIsrae fighting and any Middle Eastern var it may spawn Pulling no punches the official said Russias decision to push Re arms sales in the Middle East i he cause of the biggest outbreak f fighting in the area in mori ban six years Secretary of State John Foster Dulles personally has talked ove the crisis with Soviet Foreign Min ister Vyacheslav M Molotov on a least three occasions in New York and Geneva Spark War The United States likewise ha warned Egypt that its purchase o Czech arms could spark a war just at a time when the Korean Indochina and Formosa tension areas of the Far East were some what quiet The State Department ssid on Thursday that the latest flareup in the Middle East was very ser It said that this situation has been explosive for some time it is getting Fateful Request Israel within the next few days will present the United Stales with an important and perhaps fatefu request for arms to balance those Egypt is getting from the Commu nists American officials have promised that the request will be given sympathetic consideration But policy to date has been against entering into any Middle Eastern arms race Israels list of wanted weapons is expected to be headed by je planes antiaircraft guns and perhaps some anti submarine equipment The Reds are reported delivering Soviet MIG15 jet fight ers and Soviet IL28 bombers to Egypt medium The State Department already is under some congressional pressure to provide Israel with peace proposals fail arms if Kohler Would Run If Eisenhower Declined WASHINGTON m Wisconsins Walter J Kohler said Friday he will become a favorite son candidate for the GOP presidential nomination unless President Eisen lower indicates by March 2 that hell seek reelection Kohler was here for a meeting of the Governors Conference Highway Committee which he leads He said in an interview that unless the Presidents plans are known before the March filing deadline he would have to file his own name Written consent of the candidates is required in Wiscon in CASE TO JURY ANAMOSA UP The murder rial of Archie Burkcy accused of shooting his twoyearold son to loath in October 1953 was ex pected to go to a jury Friday Mortar Barrages Continue Peace Hopes Are Dashed JERUSALEM UP Israeli and Egyptian mortar barrages Friday shattered the brieflived calm on their tense frontiers after another night of bitter fighting in the Gaza strip Egyptian armed forces struck at advanced Israeli positions near the northern tip of the Gaza strip in a moonlit predawn raid and an Israeli spokesman said the at tackers were put to flight Afterwards an Egyptian spokes man said both sides dueled with heavy mortar barrages United Press correspondent Walter Col lins reported from the Sabha area further south that the crunch of mortars still sounded Second Night Maj Dan Gov the Israeli mili ary spokesman said in Tel Aviv hat two Egyptian units stormed Israeli strongpoints at the out skirts of Nir Itzhak near the Gaza strip using rifles and mortars Gov said the Israelis repulsed he latest attack without casualties in the second straight night of moonlight fighting that has brought Egypt and Israel close to resump tion of their 1948 war The attack was reported as Cairo dispatches said the whole Egyptian war machine was moving into top gear for expected resumption of the border fighting The dispatches said both sides were pouring men guns and tanks into the El Auja border zone where a major battle was fought Thurs day but Egyptian military source Arms Arrive WASHINGTON W State De partment said Friday it has in formation that several shiploads of Communist arms have been delivered to Egypt This was the first official word on the high ly explosive issue scoffed at reports Egypt already was using its arms from Commu nist Czechoslovakia All Agreed Egyptian military sources were generally agreed that fresh fight ng may break out any moment along the tense front but claimed he initiative was more likely from he Israeli than the Egyptian side srael has maintained that Egypt itarted the shooting The United Nations was working ehind the scenes to try to pre vent a full scale war and urged both sides to withdraw from the lisptited area Maj Gen E L M Burns chief truce supervisor was enroute here with the United Nations peace proposals It was understood he votild sound out Britain during a stopover in London on the possibil ty of invoking the Big Three dec aration of 1950 which guaranteed against aggression by either side nlong Israels borders Close Ties Syria which maintains close military ties with Egypt warned Ambassador James Moose in Beirut that the Arab state can no longer bear repeated Is aeli aggressions and that the Arabs will be forced to a military campaign if it continues Similar declarations came from ither Arab states which rejectee sraeli Prime Minister David Bcn riirions suggestions for faccto ace talks on the crisis as hypo Egypt especially noted hat the Israeli attack came within ours of his declaration COUPLE IN SOS Dawkins 87 and hi3 81yearokl wife the former Mrs Marcena Evans embrace after their marriage Thursday night at Houston Tex The two have known each other for years but really didnt geb acquainted until he moved to a house next door to hers DIG 30 FEET 10 Pull Escape at Walla Walla WALLA WALLA Wash A mothermurderer and nine other tough inmates of the tumultridden Washington State Penitentiary escaped Thursday night after weeks of tunneling through seven inches of concrete and 30 feet of earth The escape was discovered at a p m change of guards an two hours after the in Notes Stolen at Tingley Prefers Sentence Rather Than Fine DES MOINES UP Howard Preftyman 36 Gufhrie Center served a selfimposed oneday ail sentence for speeding Prettyman pleaded guilty late Thursday before Muncipal Judge Don L Tidrick to a charge of driving 39 miles an hour in 30mile zone He was fined 5 Prettyman sard he could pay he fine but he thought it is oo easy for a person to reach n his back pocket and pay TINGLEY W Burglars broke nto the Tingley State Savings Bank Thursday night and escaped with about in cash and all of the Kinks worth of nonnego tiable promissory notes Carl G Riggs vice president and cashier said also that about 15 customer deposit boxes which lad not been placed with the regu ar safety deposit boxes were taken ie said he didnt know what the 15 boxes contained There must have been two or more men in on the Riggs said There apparently was no at tempt to gel into the safe which was inside the vault The FBI and a group of other officers are in The intruders pried open the front door to gain entrance to the bank About The Weather Mason City Fair Friday night partly cloudy Saturday 10 men had crawled through the 30 inch wide tunnel to liberty just outside the west wall And hours later despite a wide spread cordon of scores of police assisted by four bloodhounds no trace of the men had been found except tracks a half mile from the gaping hole in the prison side The tracks led into the surround ing rolling wheatlands Slab Found Back in the prison the guards found a neat circular slab chiseled from the seveninchthick concrete floor of one of the cells It led into an unused dirtfloor basement The 30footlong tunnel started there running straight as a die to the exit point Only a Few hand made digging tools were left behind The dirt ap parently had been flushed down prison toilets a bit at a time Guards said the big chunk of con crete probably had been replaced each day by the felons after a night of digging One of the men who escaped was William B Bracey 20 who shot his mother at Tacoma two years ago when she refused him the use of the family automobile He was serving 30 yearsfor second degree murder Another in Series The mass breakout was another m a series of riots fires strikes and other disorders which have rocked the prison the past several An stream of con throughout Lows Friday night vicls has escaped from the sprawl 2732 Highs Saturday 5G60 jing brick and concrete institution Iowa and warmer night Partly cloudy and milclij Saturday Low Friday night 27 34 east 3542 west Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Sat urday through next Wednesday will average slightly below nor mal Normal highs 48 north to 55 south Normal lows 29 north to 33 south Rather frequent hut minor temperature changes dur ing the period Precipitation wil total onetenth to onefourth inch occurring as light around Monday and Wednesday Minnesota Partly cloudy warm Globe Gazette f vcather data up L to 8 Friday ago more than a million clol age was caused when lum inmates riotcil sotting fire to the biff mctnJs in which the state manufactured its automobile license Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 36 17 28 2t MILD Ike Looks Forward to Taylors Visit DENVER LPI President Eisen hower able to dine outside his hospital room now Friday looked forward to a social visit with Gen Maxwell D Taylor Army chief of staff The White House said the two old service friends planned no dis cussion of national defense prob lems and added they would be joined by their wives at the lata afternoon meeting Taylor is on an inspection tour of United States military installa tions ;